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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Some Footnotes on Protein Synthesis: A Note for the RNA Tie Club pdf (2,153,179 Bytes) ocr (11,708 Bytes)
Some Footnotes on Protein Synthesis: A Note for the RNA Tie Club
Description:
In this privately circulated paper, Crick and Brenner refined Crick's original theory that amino acids are captured and assembled into a polypeptide chain by adaptor molecules according to instructions provided by messenger RNA. The adaptor molecules consisted of soluble RNA (called transfer RNA, or tRNA by the mid-1960s) and protein.
In the second part of the paper Crick and Brenner tried to resolve complications that arose from the assumption, then widely held, that ribosomal RNA was the messenger. Especially puzzling was the fact that ribosomal RNA appeared in only two lengths, whereas the polypeptide chains for which RNA coded were of widely varying lengths. Within two years, this complication was resolved when it became clear that the ribosome was an inert head for reading off the sequence of bases on messenger RNA, which in turn was identified as its own distinct form of RNA.
Number of Image Pages:
9 (2,153,179 Bytes)
Date:
1959-12 (December 1959)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Brenner, Sydney
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Molecular Biology
RNA
Exhibit Category:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966
Box Number: 80
Folder Number: PP/CRI/H/2/34
Unique Identifier:
SCBBFV
Document Type:
Articles
Drafts (documents)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Notes and Drafts
SubSeries: Notes and Drafts 1956-1960
Folder: "Some footnotes on protein synthesis"
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2004-12-20
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